If, like us, you’re still adjusting to post-normal life, you’ll be glad of this blast of familiarity. We’re continuing to brighten up your weekends by delivering a slice of Africa Oyé direct to your ears, in partnership with Melodic Distraction Radio. For the past four months we’ve had the pleasure of hosting an exclusive weekly live mix for you, a dose of that trademark Oyé vibe. We’ll continue to bring you these mixes over the coming weeks, as there’s nothing that says summer in Liverpool like an Oyé-soundtracked afternoon in the park. Recorded live at Africa Oyé in 2019, each mix is part of a series of DJ sessions from the Trenchtown and Freetown stages, where the sounds of Afro-centric music are pumped out non-stop to keep the groove riding high in Sefton Park.
Brothers BOOD ‘N BONE are in charge for the 17th mix in this series. The pair are passionate about finding and sharing music, which you can see from the variety of music on offer in their Saturday afternoon Trenchtown set. Their wide diversity in music taste has been inspired by all areas of the globe, and you’ll find highlife, Afrobeat and disco favourites in this groovy mix. Building a reputation for throwing parties, the duo recently launched a label, and with their involvement in The Meet Me There Weekender in Ghana, they are certainly ones to watch.
Imagine you’re stood in Sefton Park right now, with the sun beating down on you, and that famous Oyé vibe all around. Turn this mix up nice and high and you’ll practically be able to feel it.
THE OYÉ VIBE
Mix 1 – Emily Dust // Mix 2 – Dharma Collective + Dash // Mix 3 – Giovanna // Mix 4 – Thom White // Mix 5 – DJ Scratchy // Mix 6 – Keith Marley // Mix 7 – DJ Holmesy // Mix 8 – Jess Gascoigne // Mix 9 – Hustle & Zacharia Soul // Mix 10 – Richie Vegas // Mix 11 – Subcora // Mix 12 – Melodic Distraction // Mix 13 – Positive Vibration // Mix 14 – Stuart B // Mix 15 – One A Penny // Mix 16 – Firehouse